Sentura wrote:i hope that's not an underground metro station, because shibuya is one of the few metro stations that is actually above ground...
Japans a rather elevated land mass, so the train system switches between above and below ground.
While I know from experience that shibuya has above ground stations, if my recollection serves correctly there's also subways style systems (which are below ground). The Shibuya station is huge, there's many different railway lines that connect to shibuya, some privately owned and some Toei.
Regardless, many of those types of things could be written into the story pretty easily if need be...
actually from what i remember (it's been a while, i went there in 2007), the shibuya metro station (and from the looks of the underground he posted a screenshot of, that IS the metro) is above ground. i don't remember there being other lines at shibuya (it's a terminal station, at least on the metro).
then again the regional trains have similar underground platforms, but then if one station is above ground, why would they make the rest underground? it's more expensive to organize a digging effort than to create a few stilts.
either way this discussion is moot since he's changing the name. try shinjuku or roppongi maybe (although any inner city location would probably have highways in between tall buildings).
EDIT: i took a closer look at the shots, and maybe something like ikebukuro would fit better to those type of buildings.